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Collection

Chinese
Amphora-Shaped Vase

The amphora shape of this vase, modeled after Hellenistic prototypes, has been translated into Chinese idiom by the use of a single color glaze and the substitution of dragon handles for the ordinary loop variety. The finely crackled, almost colorless glaze falls in a graceful swag that separates the glossy upper body from the unglazed portion below.

Provenance

(N. V. Hammer, Inc., New York), by 1969;

purchased by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, 1969.